Oliver Durrer – How-To Ask Yourself Amazing Questions for Personal Growth

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Today’s guest on “The Process” podcast is Oliver Durrer. Oliver is an entrepreneur, intrapreneur (Which if you’re like me and had no idea what that was, it’s a fancy word for running a startup within a massive corporation), the Chief Marketing Officer of blockchain powered educational startup Odem.io, and the founder of SwissLEAP whose vision is to inspire Lasting Enterprise Action Practices in organizations to create shared-value with passion and purpose.

Oliver’s with us on the show today because of a referral from previous guest, Adrian Walker. 

Adrian loved being on “The Process” so much that when our conversation was over he told me he had the PERFECT guy for this show and he wasn’t wrong. 

“Getting out of your comfort zone is difficult, but it’s where the biggest growth happens.” – Oliver Durrer

Oliver’s a natural empath who has from a very early age always had a burning curiosity about the “why” behind the often wacky and zany actions of human beings.

It is the drive to understand those “why’s” about others and himself that leads him through his life’s journey.

I jump us around a little throughout this episode but hang in there  … there is a TON of amazing value in this conversation.

Also, when I sent this off for production my producer informed me that it sounded like I was trying to eat my microphone in this episode, so please excuse my volume … I blame it on the intermittent fasting.  

In this interview you’ll learn:

  • How to ask yourself (and others) the right questions that give you deep understanding in your pursuits.
  • The correlation between safety and security and our personal freedom.
  • A dive into bitcoin, ethereum, and the blockchain.
  • Where our biggest growth as humans comes from.
  • And much more.

So without any further ado, here’s my conversation with Oliver Durrer.

To listen to my conversation with Donnie Boiven on this episode of “The Process with Brad Wilson” click any of the logos below.


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Show notes:

0:00:31.9 – Tell me about your interests growing up as a young man.
01:14 – Why did psychology pique your interest so much?
02:48 – Do you have any stories about someone acting irrationally that made you wonder why they did that?
04:26 – Have you found any methods to do a better job of expressing yourself in the moment?
06:34 – When you did you realize that you had this love for technology?
09:32 – What did you study in college?
11:32 – Can you tell me what you were doing when the tech bubble burst?
13:58 – Can you tell me about your decision to travel the world?
18:56 – Could you tell me about that experience in Myanmar?
26:30 – How did it feel when you let go?
28:48 – Has Blockchain grabbed you like the internet did in the early 2000s?
30:14 – What is freedom to you?
34:33 – Can you tell me about your personal system for continual learning?
35:59 – How can you tell if you’re asking the wrong question?
37:25 – What does your typical morning routine look like?
39:16 – Are you fan of any blogs or resources, and if so, which ones?
42:13 – Do you have any books that you re-read every few years and if so, which ones?
45:23 – What’s a common assumption that people make about their lives that you think they should spend more time thinking about?
51:13 – Have you ever strongly believed something only to reverse course later on, and if so, what led to that change?
54:36 – If you could share one truth with the world, what would that truth be?
57:44 – Where can my audience find you on the worldwide webs?

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